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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Santa Barbara de Samana in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 19.2083S, -69.4279WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Santa Barbara de Samana in Dominican Republic on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003hpj. Id of event: us20003hpj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:31:24 / 1:31 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24.61 km (15 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -69.4279° West, 19.2083° North, depth 24.61 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/09/15 / 2015-09-10 05:31:24 / September 10, 2015 @ 5:31 am.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ensanche Luperón, Fantino, San Francisco de Macorís. Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from San Pedro de Macorís (c. 217 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Francisco de Macorís (c. 124 800 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Boca Chica (c. 46 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Cotuí (c. 41 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Hato Mayor del Rey (c. 36 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Nagua (c. 33 900 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 9 km W of Santa Barbara de Samana, Dominican Republic.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.4279° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.2083° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km W of Santa Barbara de Samana, Dominican Republic Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-10 05:31:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-09-10 05:57:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 272 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.42 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20003hpj Id of event.
Event Code 20003hpj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20003hpj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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